Jack Harlow achieved his first number one on the UK official charts with his song “Lovin on me”, published last November 10.
The song reached this number one at the first attempt. It is also Jack Harlow’s fourth top ten debut leader. The Louisville rapper has previously reached the number 5 with his collaboration with the BTS member, Jung Kook, on the song “3D”. He also got a number 3 on the official chart with 2021 Lil Nas X collaboration “Industry Baby”. Moreover, he climbed to number two on UK charts with “First Class” last year.
The ‘final’ song by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, “Now And Then”, made Official Chart history last week. It debuted at the top and broke other amazing records along the way.
However, Jack‘s brand-new song “Lovin On Me” has since soared above The Beatles, defying early signs suggesting the band may secure a second week at the top.
Besides that, Dua Lipa’s “Houdini” has started off fast and has climbed positions quickly until reaching then number 2. The song is, without a doubt, the principal competition to Jack Harlow’s work.
The song from The Beatles has changed from the first position to the number 6 on the charts. Another interesting fact is that the Christmas songs are coming again and songs like “All I want for Christmas is you” from Mariah Carey are entering the top 40.
By the moment, with 5.1 million streams over the most recent cycle, “Lovin On Me,” which samples Cadillac Dale‘s 1995 R&B song “Whatever,” is the most streamed song in the United Kingdom, according to the Official Charts Company.
Last week we also discovered that Jack Harlow is nominated for 3 Grammys: Best Rap song for the song “Churchill downs” featuring Drake, best rap album for “come home the kids miss you”, published on May 2022, and best melodic rap performance for “first class”.
Back to the music video of the song, “Lovin on me” accumulates more than eight million views on his YouTube channel. On the video, we can see Jack Harlow over a simple background that changes color. He sings the song to the camera and flows with the rhythm. He dances with some sporty clothes, but he changes the outfit over 3 times during the music video.
Besides that, on the video appear some men and women, also dancing and bouncing. Sometimes they are used to emphasize the lyrics of the songs visually.
On the lyrics, he talks about a girl he likes, but is already on a relationship with other boy. On the song, we can understand the words as a moment where he doesn’t want to tie himself to a relationship with this girl but wants to have more than a friendship. The song is full of sexual references and has a clear fetish with whips and choking.
The song “Lovin on me” was first teased on social media in October 2023. This song serves as the potential lead single for a currently unnamed fourth studio album from Jack Harlow.
The song has now been 2 weeks as the number 1 on the UK top charts. Jack Harlow’s professional life is constantly changing, and he’s achieving more fame and recognition. He is to be one of the most streamed rapers in the musical scene of this decade.
CREDITS: Text by Gabriel Sánchez